Bali: Sekala & Niskala: Sekala & Niskala by Fred B. Eiseman PDF

By Fred B. Eiseman

"The most sensible booklet on Bali for the intense visitor…Has the freshness of non-public experience."—Dr. Hildred Geertz, writer of Kinship in Bali and Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University

In Bali, what you see—sekala—is a colourful international of rite, ritual, dance, and drama. What you do not see what's occult—niskala—is the doctrine underlying the pageants, the code underlying the rites, and the magic underlying the dance. during this e-book, writer Fred Eiseman explores either tangibles and intangibles within the realm of Balinese faith, ritual, and acting arts.

The essays amassed right here themes starting from Hindu mythology to trendy gamelan tune. Eiseman's process is that of a devoted reporter in love together with his subject—he has the data and persistence to give an explanation for the near–infinite diversifications of the Balinese calendar, and but he's nonetheless moved via the majesty of the good Eka Dasa Rudra rite. The author's 28 years event at the island exhibits, and this booklet rewards shut reading—even via the main professional scholars of Balinese culture.

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